CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — CBS2 & FOX 28 will host a 1st Congressional District Debate with candidates Rod Blum and Abby Finkenauer on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. Viewers can watch the debate on multiple platforms including TV, radio, website and Facebook. The hour long special will air at 6pm on CBS2 and repeated at 10pm on FOX 28, as well as streaming online at cbs2iowa.com & facebook.com/kgancbs2. Our radio partners at KXEL will also carry the debate over the air on AM 1540 and kxel.com.
Moderators include CBS2/FOX 28 Political Reporter Nick Weig and KXEL News & Program Director Jeff Stein. Both candidates will be given a 60 second opening statement, followed by questions from the moderators in which they have 90 seconds to respond. "I'm proud that our news team will be taking our viewers' questions directly to the candidates," said CBS2/FOX 28 General Manager Glen Callanan. "This is just part of our commitment to provide our viewers in the 1st District with the information they need on election day."
"Thank you to Ms. Finkenauer for accepting this second debate of the ten total debates we proposed,” said Congressman Rod Blum. “I look forward to debating our policy stances and solutions, as well as comparing and contrasting our records and experience."
“I want to thank KGAN for taking the lead on organizing this debate so the people of the first district can hear from both candidates," said State Representative Abby Finkenauer. “I look forward to a vigorous debate on issues like increasing wages, making healthcare more affordable, and rebuilding our infrastructure, and appreciate KGAN presenting this opportunity to share my vision on those issues with voters throughout the first district.”
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